Portable audio recorders are useful tools for capturing live music or lectures, and creating podcasts. Unfortunately, the best-sounding recorders tend to be bulky, and they can get pretty complicated.
Of course, simplicity doesn't come without sacrifice. If you're the type who wants to record bird calls with a phantom-powered boom mic and sophisticated onboard compression, this isn't the right product for you (stay tuned for my review of the, though). This is for the guy who wants to make a high-quality recording of his acoustic guitar, or a band rehearsal, and just wants to hit one button to make it all work.
To find out more, read my full write-up (including a video demonstration and audio samples) over at.